3rd International Meeting on Childhood Tuberculosis

Sofia, Bulgaria 19th - 21st of November 2020

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Conference program

 

Day 1: Thursday 26th March 2020

8:30
12:00

pTBnet Business Meeting

pTBnet Members

11:00
13:00

Conference Registration and light lunch

Session 1: Eliminating TB in Children
13:00
13:15

Welcome and introduction

Dr. Svetlana Velizarova

Dr. Steve Welch

Dr. Folke Brinkmann

13:15
13:45

TB Epidemiology in Children with special focus on MDR

Dr. Sabine Verkuijl

13:45
14:15

Effect of BCG vaccine shortage

Prof. Richard White

14:15
14:45

End TB: Reality or Dream? Childhood Tuberculosis in Bulgaria

Prof. Petko Minchev

14:45
15:15

Elimination of childhood TB in the Netherlands

Dr. Gerard De Vries – TBC

15:15
15:35

Coffee break

Session 2: The seven ages of TB
15:35
16:15

Perinatal TB and the mother’s role

Prof H. Simon Schaaf

16:15
16:45

TB in adolescents

Dr. Katharina Kranzer

16:45
17:20

Clinical Cases

Dr. Natalia Gabrovska & Dr. Karagiozova

17:20
17:50

Getting drugs to the site of disease

Dr. Elisa Lopez

17:50
18:00

Summary of the day

Dr. Steve Welch

Day 2: Friday 27th March 2020

Session 3: Too little or too much immunity? – the yin and yang of host and bacteria part 1
8:30
9:10

Invited lecture: an overview of scientific advances in understanding TB

Prof. Beate Kampmann

9:10
9:35

What’s the latest in paediatric TB meningitis?

Dr. Robin Basu Roy

9:35
10:00

Tuberculosis in children on TNF-alpha inhibitors

Dr. Antoni Noguera

10:00
10:25

Captain of the Men of Death: TB and HIV

Dr. Anna Turkova

10:25
11:00

Coffee break

Session 4: Diagnosing TB – the yin and yang of host and bacteria part 2
11:00
11:25

A bug’s life – getting the best sample and using the best test

Dr. Maria Tsolia

11:25
11:50

Diagnosis of TB disease

Dr. Myrsini Kaforou

11:50
12:15

Predicting progression from infection to disease

Dr Marc Tebruegge

12:15
12:40

Immunology in the diagnosis of TB infection

Dr. Nicole Ritz

12:40
13:30

Lunch

Session 5: The 7 places of TB
13:30
13:55

Bone and joint TB

Dr. Delane Shingadia

13:55
14:20

TB and the eye

Dr. Harry Petrushkin

14:20
14:45

Clinical Cases

TBC

14:45
15:10

Is one cough enough? What does WGS teach us about TB transmission

Dr. Pretin Davda

15:10
15:30

Coffee break

Session 6: A picture is worth 1000 words…
15:30
15:55

Point-of-care Ultrasound in Childhood TB

Dr. Sabine Belard

15:55
16:20

Artificial intelligence in TB diagnostics

Dr. Maria Jesus Ledesma

16:20
16:45

Digital tools in the TB-management?

Dr. Florian Götzinger

16:45
17:10

Clinical Cases

TBC

17:10
17:15

Summary of the day

Dr. Steve Welch

Day 3: Saturday 28th March 2020

Session 7: Focus on MDT
8:30
9:00

Invited lecture – treatment of MDR TB in children in 2020 and beyond

Prof. H. Simon Schaaf

9:00
9:25

WGS in the diagnosis of drug resistance

Dr. Katharina Kranzer

9:25
9:50

MDR TB in Bulgaria

Dr. Vladimir Milanov

9:50
10:15

Treatment of XDR TB in Russia

Prof. Andrei Maryiandyshev

10:15
10:40

Family experience of MDR

Janzen Family (Ukraine/Germany)

10:40
11:00

Coffee break

Session 8: Mack the knife
11:00
11:25

Thoracic surgery in the treatment of TB

Dr. Richard Steyn

11:25
11:50

Treatment of NTM

Dr. Jakko van Ingen

11:50
12:20

Clinical Cases (surgical studies)

Dr. Zdravka Antonova & Dr. Yanko Puchnev

Session 9: Two green ones and a blue one
12:20
12:45

Best latent TB regimen

Dr. Liz Whittaker

12:45
13:10

Research update

Dr. James Seddon

13:10
13:45

Prospects for future research studies

Panel Discussion

Dr. Morten Ruhwald

Dr. Marc Tebruegge

Prof. Beate Kampmann

Dr. Nicole Ritz

Prof. Di Gibb

Prof. Andrei Maryiandyshev

13:45
13:50

Summary of the day and conference

Dr. Svetlana Velizarova

Dr. Steve Welch

Dr. Folke Brinkmann

13:50

Lunch and departures

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Venue information

Hotel Hilton, Bulevard "Bulgaria" 1, 1421 g.k. Lozenets, Sofia

Dates

19th - 21st of November 2020

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